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Old 07-17-2012, 08:36 AM
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Hey Guys,

My gas grill has been dying lately and is getting quite unsafe. So it's nearly time to replace it. On top of that, my Smoker just had a huge tree limb fall on it causing some damage but nothing to crazy. just shelving etc.

I love grilling and smoking out but I'm not a pro. I was considering at this time, to go with a combo unit... Like the Smoke Hollow Combo grill.


Any opinions.. on this unit or a similar type. ?

Or maybe I would just be better off fixing my smoker and getting a nice grill $250 range.


What does THT think...
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Really... No reply? No opinions on THT... Amazing..
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http://www.pkgrills.com/
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Personally I don't like them .(the ones at lowes and homedepot)
The side smoke box is a joke , the thing is built like flimsy POS . I wouldn't expect the bottom of the charcoal grill to last more then 2 years before needing a new pan .
The grill surface area is a joke if you cook alot of food at once, and the smoker section is even worse.
The stack on to doesn't go past the great so the heat you put in goes right out.
The cheap ass coated metal grates that never clean up and flake off .
I had to cook on one at a friends house. it was new out of the box and he was so proud of it, bought it for a big party . This grill will make you work for it

Get a webber gas grill or a performer and be done with it,
Webbers cheap series is now made in china so it can be bought cheaper .
things to look for in a grill CAST IRON GRATES and burner warranties
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just keep up the smoking and before you know it you will be a pro Ive been smoking tuna, deer,etc all my life and love the flavor and the look on peoples faces when they COME DOWN on anything Ive been smoking .chicken leg quarters smoked with hickory is fabulous but my venison jerky is my favorite
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Go buy yourself a Big Green Egg and you will never have to buy another grill / smoker as long as you live.....
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Go buy yourself a Big Green Egg and you will never have to buy another grill / smoker as long as you live.....

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There we go... !! Thanks guys... I knew there were some opinions out here..

Stingle... WTF is that thing.. ??

I've looked into the green egg thing, and they look great. I have heard nothing but great things about them...
Just need to figure on pricing, I guess.. But honestly I want a smoker and a gas grill.

I do prefer smoking, but ... 1/2 the time it is just me, so gas is more than adequate for me...
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Originally Posted by makomyday26 View Post
Go buy yourself a Big Green Egg and you will never have to buy another grill / smoker as long as you live.....
X3 I`m getting ready to accept a free XL Green egg. Can`t wait.
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I want one of those free XL Green Eggs...

That's a sweet deal...
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This is what I got... It has a built in 6,800 BTU-per-hour input smoker burner and stainless steel smoker box

http://www.weber.com/explore/grills/...s/summit-s-470

I grill mostly, but like to add some smoke to my rotisserie chickens, turkey, chicken, ribs, etc They also sell a non stainles version which I imagine is a bit cheaper.
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Fish'n ... How much did that end up running you.. ?? It looks pretty nice..
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Haha.. The newest Big green egg... for $45..


Now I've got a 100 posts...
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
This is what I got... It has a built in 6,800 BTU-per-hour input smoker burner and stainless steel smoker box

http://www.weber.com/explore/grills/...s/summit-s-470

I grill mostly, but like to add some smoke to my rotisserie chickens, turkey, chicken, ribs, etc They also sell a non stainles version which I imagine is a bit cheaper.
I am looking at a new Genesis with the sear burner. Have you used the sear burner? Like it?
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X2 on the Weber! Also get you a small Weber charcoal one too. I like to use mine from time to time.
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Originally Posted by JF Coastal View Post
Fish'n ... How much did that end up running you.. ?? It looks pretty nice..
If I recall I think I paid around $1600 or $1700 for it through one of those online places like this (see below) that offers free shipping. It was way cheaper than anything I could find in the stores where they wanted $2k+ for it. It was a little more than I wanted to spend, but after replacing a number of Charbroil grills and the money I spent on them I could have bought one of these and if taken cae of will last darn near forever.

Had one of the best Thanksgiving turkeys smoked w/hickory on the rotisserie. Have smoked ribs for hours on end -- came out great by my standards. I am far from a pro when it comes to smoking and if you are this probably isn't the set up for you, it's more geared to the guy that likes to grill primarily, but also likes to add some smoke to their meats from time to time.

http://buyriteappliances.com/weber-7...c8122_a_7c7736
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Originally Posted by JF Coastal View Post

Now I've got a 100 posts...
Rookie!....

For me, I followed the advice of many here and bought the Webber Genesis two years ago. It's proved to be one of the best grills I have owned. That baby will get up to 500 degrees quicker than anything else I have had. Which is a great temperature to sear and seal fish, steaks, etc....

For smoking I have my tried and trued Brinkman that has served me well for many a year....
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I am looking at a new Genesis with the sear burner. Have you used the sear burner? Like it?
Yes it has the sear burner too. It works pretty well, it's not a cast iron pan or anything, but for a searing feature on a grill it does the job, esp if you wait and let the grill grates get up to optimal temps, it will put some real nice grill marks on your meat. I usually slap the meat on the sear for about a minute per side then turn it off and finish the meat on the grill.
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PS My kids love the hickory smoked rotisserie chickens too. They never cared for roast chicken before but once we got this grill and I started cooking them this way they both gobble it up.
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Yeah, I'm a rookie... But, I do believe I'm hooked...

Fishin' Fool... You've got me convinced on a nice weber style grill.. And refurbishing my smoker. I guess, I just need to settle on one now... $1,700 is a little out of my league.. But, maybe they make one not quite as fancy.
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